Fun day to celebrate 100 years of women in Fife

From left,  Susan Stevenson, Nicola Dibley, Kirstine Sloan and Maureen Sangster.
From left, Susan Stevenson, Nicola Dibley, Kirstine Sloan and Maureen Sangster.

The Fife branch of the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA) is inviting people to come along to learn more about how local women made a difference throughout the Kingdom.

The event comes as part of ‘Breaking the Mould’, an ongoing project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to research and celebrate local women and how they played a large part in life-changing events in their communities over the past 100 years.

Along with the opportunity to find out more about this rather unique project, there is a chance to share some of your own stories and experiences.

Margaret Bennett, a leading expert in Scottish cultural identity, will be on hand throughout the day to share her findings on local women and the impact that they had within their communities.

As well as being a former lecturer at the School of Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University, Margaret is also a singer and an avid collector of songs and memories which all tell the stories of the people of Scotland.

Nicola Dibley, a tutor for the WEA, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from someone who has dedicated a large part of her life to preserving and recording the stories as told by Scottish people.

“It will be fascinating to learn more about how she carried out her research and of the different anecdotes she picked up along the way.

“I have no doubt that she will inspire us all and give us some more great ideas on how to ensure the ‘Breaking the Mould’ project really makes a difference and continues to do so.”

The event takes place on Saturday, August 23 from 10.00 a.m to 3.00 p.m. at Kirkcaldy’s Volunteer Centre, in St Brycedale Avenue.

The day is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.

Booking in advance is essential to secure a place.

Call Susan Stevenson on 01383 510774 or email to book or to find out more information.